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CMS Transmittals and MLN Matters articles

Medicare Insider, May 20, 2008

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CMS corrects previous Change Request on billing replaced devices under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) that are received without cost or with a credit

On May 16, CMS issued a transmittal making corrections to a previous transmittal announcing billing instructions for replaced devices under the IPPS that are received without cost or with a credit. See the “Note from Hugh” above for more information.

Effective date: October 1, 2008
Implementation date: October 6, 2008

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CMS announces the release of the 2007-2008 Medicare Wage Index Occupational Mix Survey

On May 16, CMS issued a transmittal announcing the release of the 2007-2008 Medicare Wage Index Occupational Mix Survey.

Effective date: June 9, 2008
Implementation date: June 9, 2008

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CMS issues revised billing requirements for ESRD-related Epotein Alfa (EPO) and Darbepoetin Alfa (Aranesp) administrations provided during unscheduled or emergency dialysis treatments in an outpatient hospital setting

On May 16, CMS issued a transmittal revising the billing requirements for ESRD-related EPO and Aranesp administrations provided during unscheduled or emergency dialysis treatments in the outpatient hospital setting.

Effective date: October 1, 2008
Implementation date: October 6, 2008

View the transmittal.

CMS releases MLN Matters articles

CMS released two MLN Matters articles last week related to transmittals reported in previous issues of Medicare Weekly Update.



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